18. Item #89850
ADAMS, John Quincy -- Autograph. A commission in the Unites States Navy that begins JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, President of the United States of America, to all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know ye, that, reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of [blank] I do appoint him a [blank] in the NAVY of the UNITED STATES. [...] and is signed J. Q. Adams. The commission is otherwise blank, with no recipient or appointment named. Printed on vellum, 8 3/8" by 11" (21.3 x 28.2 cm), and creased four times from folding, with a few specks of ink transfer, else fine. John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) served one term, 1825-1829, as the sixth President of the United States of America.